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Lorain County Bike Ride

Description: Saturday, April 15 @ 2:00
COA Shake off the Rust Ride
High Meadows Picnic Area-Black River Reservation Elyria

Get the ride tuned up and the tires pumped up for the first COA bicycle event of 2017. We will ride the paved Bridgeway and Steel Mill Trails for an approximate 14 mile round trip.

If you like cycling, you'll love the Bridgeway Trail. Starting at Day's Dam in Lorain and ending at the High Meadows picnic area in Elyria, this expansive 4-1/2 mile trail is the most popular in the Lorain County park system and offers something for everyone with exercise, fresh air and natural beauty in mind. You'll pass through meadows and forest groves, under bridges and over the treetops on a 1000-foot bridge that crosses the river in two places.

The Steel Mill Trail is a 2 mile continuation of the Bridgeway Trail.

The bridge is the highlight of the Bridgeway Trail and offers captivating views of the river, a scenic railway bridge, shale cliffs on one side and an expanse of bottomlands on the other. Just north of the bridge is the tram turnaround with several picnic tables and a small shelter—a great place to rest and have a snack. All along the trail you'll find interpretive sites that elaborate on the natural highlights of the area and offer a richer understanding of the world around you.


The park address is 1350 Ford Rd, Elyria, OH 44035

We will meet at the High Meadows picnic area.

Take the I-90 W exit toward Toledo
Take exit 148 for OH-254 toward Avon/Sheffield
Turn right onto OH-254 W/Detroi
Turn right onto W River Rd
Arrive at location: Black River Reservation

For the best route in current traffic visit https://goo.gl/maps/XRzioUbP8622
Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Updated: Friday, April 14, 2017 1:43am GMT